Apr 14, 2015

Knitting Pattern for Oreo cookie or Linzer Cookie

We have a guinea pig named Oreo, and last week I played with leftover yarn and made knitted Oreo. I also wrote the knitting pattern for him. The pattern is at the test knitting stage and will be available within few weeks.

In the meantime I made knitted Oreo cookie.

Oreo cookie
Oreo cookie or Linzer cookie
by Stana D.S.
Oreo and Linzer cookie

Finished Size: Approximately 3.5" (9 cm) in diameter.

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool 250 yards per 4 oz.
Approximately 25 - 35 yards / 23 - 32 meters  in Black Pearl (Butter peeps)
Approximately 10 - 15 yards / 9 - 14 meters in Crying Dove (Valentino)
 
Recommended Needle Size: Double Pointed Needles (DPN) US 35/3.75mm (set of 5) or your preferred needles for knitting in the round.
 
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, two circles (3.5" / 9 cm diameter) cut out of cardboard, small amount of stuffing.
 
 
Material
Abbreviations:
KFB = Knit in front and back of the same st. This creates 2 sts from 1st.
SSK = Slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together. This decreases 2 sts to 1st.
MC = Main color
CC = Contrasting color
R = Round

Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

Instructions:
With the MC and three DPN cast on 4 sts. Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round. Leave the cast on on the right side.
R 1: Knit (4 sts)
R 2: KFB all around (8 sts)
R 3: Knit (8 sts)
R 4: KFB all around (16 sts)
R 5: Knit (16 sts)
R 6: *KFB, Knit 1; repeat from * around (24 sts)
R 7: Knit (24 sts)
R 8: *KFB, Knit 2; repeat from * around (32 sts)
R 9: Knit (32 sts)
R 10: *KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around (40 sts)
R 11: Knit (40 sts)
R 12: *KFB, Knit 4; repeat from * around (48 sts)
R 13: Knit (48 sts)
R 14: Purl (48 sts)
R 15: Knit (48 sts) Attach CC.
R 16 - 17: Knit in CC (48 sts). Cut off CC. Continue with MC.
R 18: Knit (48 sts)
R 19: Purl (48 sts)
R 20: Knit (48 sts)
R 21: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around (40 sts)
R 22: Knit (40 sts)
R 23: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around (32 sts)
R 24: Knit (32 sts)
R 25: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around (24 sts)
R 26: Knit (24 sts)
Thread the tail of yarn from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, and stitch to secure. Insert the first cardboard. Lightly stuff the cookie with fiberfill. Insert the second cardboard.
If making Linzer cookie, cut off MC, attach CC, and continue with CC.
R 27: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around (16 sts)
R 28: Knit (16 sts)
R 29: SSK all around (8 sts)
R 30: Knit (8 sts)
Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
 
 
Linzer cookie
Copyright: This pattern was designed and written by Stana D. S. Please acknowledge the author.
Thank you.
 

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